Get ready for a slap in the face Rogers customers.
For months we have all been wondering when Rogers/Google/HTC will release Android 1.6 for current Dream/Magic owners. Well, according to an article on the HTC website, Rogers Dream/Magic owners will not be officially getting the 1.6 update:
HTC is not currently planning any Android 1.6 upgrades for Rogers Dream or Magic. Android 1.6 was only made available for “Google”-branded devices such as the G1. It is not available for HTC-branded products such as the Dream or Magic, which use Android 1.5. We believe that Android 1.5 is a stable and reliable software platform that delivers a terrific user experience.
That last sentence is just a silly thing to say and is a poor excuse.
At this time, Rogers Dream/Magic customers will have to root their devices in order to receive the 1.6 update.